Great video of the unrest in Kiev, click on picture to get to video:

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The two primary leaders of the opposition were offered positions in the government, if they got the people to stop. The leaders refused to be bought off and called for elections, to let the people choose.

Via Sky News:

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has offered to share power with opposition leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s deepening political crisis.

The move comes as violence and protests continue in Ukraine with demonstrators trying to seize government buildings across the country.

Mr Yanukovych offered opposition chiefs Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Vitali Klitschko the posts of prime minister and deputy prime minister in a new government.

But the fig leaf was rejected by world boxing champion Mr Klitschko.

“Our demand is the holding of presidential elections this year… We will not yield but talks will continue,” he told tens of thousands of protesters in Independence Square in Kiev.

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